Nama Dwaar newsletter – August 2018

A Letter to Our Namadwaar Satsang Families

Dr.Bhagyanathan ji, personal secretary to Sri Swamiji has penned a heartfelt letter to all the Satsang families reminiscing the old days and how the samrajya of Lord Premika Varada has grown over the years and including a message Sri Swamiji wished to convey to all Satsang brethren.

Click here to read and be inspired.

 


Sant Bhakti Mala: Faith Can Move Mountains!

A reader recounts the faith and unquestioning surrender of Gora Kumbhar, a pious devotee of Lord Panduranga.

Click here to read the whole article.

 


Cherished Memoirs – 63

Sri Swamiji’s explanation for the term ‘Bhaya Bhakti’

This series chronicles sweet and amazing experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji as well as certain divine experiences of Sri Swamiji himself. These articles are translations from the series “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine, in India.

Recently, a devotee who had come to the Ashram raised a question to Sri Swamiji, “Is not bhakti said to be love for God? Why then do we colloquially use the term bhaya bhakti (bhakti mixed with fear)? How can fear and bhakti go together?”

Click here to read Sri Swamiji’s explanation.


Vedanta Aathicudi – 11

Oviyatthil Anthamadai

“Athichoodi” is a type of poetic work (in Tamil) that comprises of a collection of one-line philosophical verses. H H Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed a “Vedanta Athichoodi”, a poetic work that speaks of life’s most important principles. We had published the entire Vedanta Athichoodi and its overall meaning as part of our Madhura Geetham Sloka Series, earlier this year.

Here we present an in-depth look, into the meaning of each of the lines in this Vedanta Athichoodi.

Click here to read the eleventh verse-Oviyatthil Anthamadai


Kid’s Contribution

King Prithu

Mira and Siddarth from Dallas have narrated the story of King Prithu. The narration has been complemented with beautiful illustrations for them.

Click here to read the story


Quiz-Time

Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial

We recently began a new quiz series based on famous temples and monuments in India. Happy answering and learning! 

This month, test your knowledge on the Swami Vivekananda rock memorial.

Click here to take the quiz.


News of the month (August 2018)

**Houston, TX
Aug 25th:  Janmashtami Booth at George Brown Convention Center in Houston
Aug 24th:  Vamana Jayanthi Celebrations at Houston Namadwaar
Aug 12th:  Thiru-Aadipooram Celebrations in Cypress

**Dallas, TX
Aug 26th:  ‘Bhakti Laalasam’ – First concert in Mother Meera Abode, Namadwaar Dallas TX


Upcoming Events

Namadwaar, Atlanta GA
Sept 1 to 9 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Namadwaar, Dallas TX
Sept 1 & 2 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Namadwaar, Houston TX
Sept 2 to 6 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Namadwaar, Virginia
Aug 24 to Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Bay Area, CA
Sept 2 & 3 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Seattle, WA
Sept 7 to 12 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Detroit, MI
Sept 2 to 4 – Janmashtami celebration with Radha Kalyanam and more – For details, please check the Radha Kalyanam flyer: Flyer 
& Janmashtami celebration flyer: Flyer 

Minneapolis, MN
Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Chicago, IL
Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – Nama chanting from 4 to 6 pm at 655 Alsace circle Buffalo Grove IL 60089. Contact: (872) 203-0843

Jacksonville, FL
Aug 31, Sept 2 & 3 – Janmashtami celebration
Sept 8 – Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Edison, NJ
Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – Akanda Nama from 10 am to 5 pm followed by Krishna Jananam celebration from 5 to 7 pm

Raleigh, NC
Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – Akanda Nama from 2 to 6 pm followed by Krishna Jananam celebration from 6 to 9 pm
Sept 3 – Krishna Carnival games at Radha Krishna Temple of Apex, North Carolina

Orlando, FL
Sept 3 – Janmashtami celebration – Celebrations starts at 2 pm which includes Mahamantra chanting, Bhagavath Parayanam, Nandotsavam, Govinda Pattabhishekam followed by Oonjal, Kolatam, Madhura Gitams and kids fun activities. Contact: 321-231-4363, 407-927-2713

Mississauga, Canada
Aug 24 to Sept 1 – Janmashtami celebration – For details, please check the flyer: Flyer 

Edmonton, Canada
Sept 2 – Janmashtami celebration – Celebrations starts at 6 am with Dasama skandham parayanam , Krishna jananam, Nandotsavam, Govinda Pattabhishekam. Contact: 780-802-1196, sethusrini1973@yahoo.com

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